Thursday, June 27, 2013

ARC June read

This month I read False Impressions by Terri Thayer. Its the 3rd book in the series called Stamping   Sisters Mystery. It not about sisters who stamp. the stamping sisters is like Stampin' Up! or Close to my Heart. At home parties.

The main character is April. She moved back to her home town after she divorced her husband. She lives in a barn that her dad and his partner, Vince, renovated that is close to her dad's home. In the second book Vince's  parents lost their home and moved in to the barn with April. April is now itching to get a place of her own. She got into rubber stamping from her friend Deana and introduced her to some other women in the group. One, Rocky, is a demonstrator for Stamping Sisters. And April has been dating Rocky's brother Mitch for 6 months.

Now that's the back story of the 2 books. lol In this book April learns that the brother of Mary Lou (a fellow stamping Sister) faked his own death, and is alive and well, from Kit (Mary Lou's daughter) Only to be in a car accident that's wasn't really an accident. The brother was involved with Meth of sorts. He never took it but he was buy supplies for it to be made.  Besides trying to solve the murder April has been looking for a place of her own, as she wanted some privacy and she hasn't really lived on her own. And she helps Mitch with ice carving for the ice carving festival, and make card samples for th festival for the stamping sister's booth.

This book had a lot of twists and turns to it. What I read in the last couple of chapters were a shock to read. It was fun little read. At the end of the book there is instructions on how to make a card.

For the art for the book was a tuff for me. The plot of the book I didn't want to do. I decided to sort of play up with the title of the book "False Impressions". I took a stencil and used spray on it. The i took some molding paste and spread some on the page and took some stamps and stamped it into the molding paste. Then i cleaned off the stamp right away! After the molding paste dried I did more spraying with Espresso color wash. I just got the the Dyluson sprays and I was playing with the white linin on other pages with a square stencil and I flipped it onto the page not to waste the ink. I then went through my alpha letters that i had gotten at a thrift store. I keep forgetting about them. I glued different type of letters to spell out the title.





13 comments:

Gina said...

Sounds an intriguing storyline, and a book that comes with crafting tips as extra must be a good thing :D Love your interpretation of "false impressions" by making impressions in your page :D XXX

Sarah said...

Well I must say this lot sound like they lead more exciting lives than the Stampin' Up demos I know lol

It's fun to find a book that incorporates aspects of your hobby, and people you can relate to

Magaly Guerrero said...

I enjoy books full of characters that love a craft or a particular trade. For instance, I don't quilt--I don't know how ;-( But I've been reading a bunch of quilting mysteries because I love the things I "hear" while I go. I don't stamp, but I bet I would like this one, too. It would be a great way to see what that world is like ;-)

Your piece made me smile very wide. Even though you didn't want to do the plot, you kind of did, for it is a mystery! Someone who wants to know exactly what you did (without reading this post) would have to investigate quite a bit.

Lovely!

abby j said...

Enjoyed your review...you made it sound intriguing. I love the textural feel of your art...want to touch it!! :)

San @ Made in Hem said...

Hahaha, can't believe someone wrote about stamping... great Art!♥

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was intrigued by the storyline of this book. Since I love a good mystery, this one sounded like something I would enjoy. And to have stamping tips in it would have been fun (at least for me), too.

Really enjoyed your art. The journal page was quite lovely.

DocAngi said...

I am always on the lookout for a fun mystery series...and this sounds like one I will be adding to my list of books to read! I like what you did with the title!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh wow - a book about rubber stampers!!! I have at times wondered if you could write a novel about crafters or craft bloggers, but thought it might not sell - well, I was obviously wrong! I love your review of this book and the art you created is bold and beautiful. Julie Ann xx

Jen said...

Interesting book, not heard of or read any crafting mysteries. Like the background to your page, good colours and I like the depth you have created.
Jen x

Leialoha said...

Love all those yummy colors, textures, & drippies! the letters 'false impressions' was a great touch. Thanks for highlighting the steps to create this page.

Janet said...

A powerful piece of artwork. Like the texture and colour you have used.

Dawn said...

The books sounds good fun. And so does Magaly's quilting book as well lol. Lovely art work like the idea of using the moulding paste to make your false stamping impressions Dxx

Jez said...

I enjoyed reading your review, and thought yours was a good way to represent the book in your artwork.